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  1. Why image close X is coming Left ?

    when opening any photo/image in skype, closing X sign is in left.

    Please make it right, as all other application of windows anMicrosoftft, all Close X coming in the top right only.

    than why skype X is coming in left ?

    All time confusing and shutting down Skype by mistake.

    11 votes
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  2. Allow free SMS via carrier SMS -> Email gateways

    Most cell carriers have an SMS -> Email gateway. This allows messages to be sent for free via email to any SMS number. This would be an alternative to requiring a cellular account to send SMS messages as they could be sent from the Skype network via an outbound email gateway. Also, it would eliminate the ludicrous 11¢ per message charge for outbound SMS with Skype credit. Google manages to support it via Google Talk for free so why can't Skype?

    28 votes
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  3. Message status

    Message from someone only pops up briefly. It will be very very helpful to show an unread message outstanding on the skype icon. This used to be a feature, what happened???

    7 votes
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  4. deleting messages is difficult.....owner's messages and groupchats

    deleting messages is difficult.....owner's messages and groupchats

    23 votes
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  5. Hi! I'd like to have a pop-up symbol that shows which of my contacts is chatting.

    Pop-up symbol that shows which of my contacts is chatting.

    It should stay active till I find that chat.

    5 votes
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  6. Group chat with blocked person

    We are using Skype to work in a development team. I have been abused by one of the members. Now, I am a big boy, I don't go crying to mommy, so I just blocked the dude. No sweat there. But the problem now is that we do work on a project together, and I need to be able to chat regarding work in group chats.

    I therefore suggest that when you block a person, add an option to block him from private chats, group chats, or both.

    9 votes
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  7. Being able to bring up any chat with any person, no matter how old the messages

    I have messages from chats I’d like to reread but Skype has deleted them, and it’s heartbreaking that I can never have those again.

    5 votes
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  8. Please keep all messaging history, but have this *include* video messages. Even on Classic, they started removing them, automatically.

    This is an awesome idea because I really wish I still had my video messages from some lost loved ones that were automatically deleted after a certain period of time. At the very least, we need our history and the way it's organized and kept on Classic Skype, along with how we can search through it. Something to consider with the video messages. Thank you. And, they certainly need to be longer than 20 seconds!! Even 3 minutes didn't seem to be enough. I'm not sure what anyone was thinking with this "upgrade".

    12 votes
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  9. Please organize "copy and paste" the way it was organized on V7.

    Please organize "copy and paste" the way it was organized on V7. For example:

    [9/11/2018 10:07:09 PM] Amanda Harris: As you can see. I have my hands full at the moment.
    [9/11/2018 10:07:29 PM] Dom Dzake: ok no problem

    How it is "organized" on V8:

    I'll keep you posted.

    7:52 PM
    Ok

    Amanda, 9:39 PM
    Almost finished.

    Phew!

    I think everyone can see the difference. It's hard to follow, whereas in Classic, it was organized perfectly, with the time AND the date, along with the person's full name.! On V12, you can't even copy a thread of conversations at all.…

    80 votes
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  10. Allow me to save a whole conversation as a text file

    Allow me to save a whole conversation (all history) as a text file on my local computer

    146 votes
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  11. Expand the text box in messaging. In old Skype this was simple, in new Skype it does not appear available.

    Expand the text box in messaging. In old Skype this was simple, in new Skype it does not appear available. This allowsa person to proof their entire message.

    12 votes
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  12. Multiple leave chat

    Enable multiple leave chats. When you have a lot of chats (hundred) and you want to leave all them to avoid noise, current UI is not allowing to leave all the chats in just one click. You need to go one by one and leave.

    23 votes
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  13. Let us turn off text formating

    Give us the choice to turn off text formating

    19 votes
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  14. Get rid of the smiley in the messages

    Have you been reading the feedback on the web? Please get rid of the smileys. Imagine sending a message like 'Andy had surgery' and receiving that with a smiley.

    6 votes
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  15. Reply/Quote media messages

    Quote media messages such as images, videos..etc

    18 votes
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  16. Please include an option to delete the message in private conversations

    Please look into this feature and include in future. we need an option to edit the messages in private conversations as well delete option :)

    24 votes
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  17. Drag & drop to any Conversation

    In previous versions of Skype, there was a function, where you could drag a file from your computer and send it any previous conversation by dropping it on any of those. now it only drops on the active conversation.

    Please bring it back.

    7 votes
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  18. Align sent messages on the left side when on desktop

    Position sent messages on the left when on desktop version. When on desktop and skype is maximized, having to read left and then right is disturbing, it does make sense on mobile only as the screen is compact and allows easy reading/distinguishing from sent and received messages.

    6 votes
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  19. Individiaul Timestamps

    While the update is mostly pretty good- there are a lot of new features I like and finally being able to set a dark theme has been sorely needed for a long time- one key thing that was removed that needs to be put back in is timestamping each message, individually. I never agreed with chat applications grouping messages together under one timestamp, since they're not posted the same minute, and /me posts aren't stamped at all. There should be an option or simply a permanent change to put this back in, as I use these stamps (this includes hour,…

    20 votes
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  20. Should be display message read time whenever user read same message.

    Should be display message read time whenever user read same message.
    Add this for group and single message.
    Time display right side or below user name.
    Please check the below screen for more details-
    https://www.screencast.com/t/CkQwHxRo

    19 votes
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